The Sacred Valley in Peru – 5 Amazing Experiences to Have

#5 – Machu Picchu

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No trip to the Sacred Valley would be complete without visiting Machu Picchu. This impressive Inca citadel, built in the 15th Century is attributed to the great Inca leader, Pachacutec.

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The construction, design and foresight of the Incas is remarkable. It’s difficult to fathom how advanced they were at the time. Spread out on over 20 hectares, don’t miss the many temples, including the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Three Windows and the impressive Sacred Stone. The Sacred Stone is a powerful symbol of Machu Picchu and recognized as a spiritual area for carrying out sacred ceremonies and pachamamas (offerings to Mother Earth).

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The Sacred Stone of Machu Picchu
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